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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4532) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2013
Backlog rating 1-23-2009 (Bottle at Fort Wayne Gathering) This beer pours a small light brown head that had poor retention, very little lacing, opaque body, and a black-brown hue. The Aroma is cherries, bourbon, chocolate, and earthy. The Flavors consist of cherries, chocolate, vanilla, oak, boozy, and bourbon. The Mouthfeel is tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this beer is very quaffable, the flavors are nicely balanced and definitely worth trying. I would drink this beer again and it is a beer I recommend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2013
This score is from my backlog at a different site. Full reviews written for all new beers tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevencon (517) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
On tap at proof. Black pour with creamy tan head. Aroma chocolate covered cherries and wood. Taste lots of sour cherries and chocolate finished with wood pulp.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Draft at Proof. Porch black pour with a frothy brown head. Sweet bourbon, wood, vanilla, sweet chocolate, light roast and subtle cherry with notes of booze, already way better than the base beer. Sweet chocolate covered cherries up front with sweet vanilla, bourbon oak with the cherries coming in for a quick tart ending. Medium thick bodied with no hot booze. Way better than the base beer. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3190) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Pours an opaque black on tap with pillowy reddish brown head and light lacing. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, sweet chocolate. Taste follows with a hint of cherry that cuts the bourbon and gives you a birthday cake flavor. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (673) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2013
On tap during the Bellís Eccentric Cafe Day at the Hungry Monk. Big, boozy, bourbon nose with slight dark cherry, hint of oak, and some sour acidity. Pours a clear midnight black with a filmy tan head. Taste of sour cherries early with a very smooth woody finish. Slightly sour aftertaste is the only bourbon flavor despite the aroma. Tart, sticky mouthfeel with a smooth dry finish. Better than the keg of 2012 Black Note also on tap at the event, but not quite cohesive enough to be labeled a canít-miss barrel-aged stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2013
If you like the batch 9000 Bourbon from bells, youíll love this too. The cherry cuts a bit of the Bourbon flavor, but itís awesome

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hardypc (38) - - FEB 19, 2013
An interesting selection that proved that beers can take you on a wild and wonderful journey of taste in ways that you may have never thought of before. A subtle hint of cherry in this dark stout is sure to please the pallate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft. Poured black with a nice tan head. Aroma and flavor were mildly tart cherry (more restrained than I thought itíd be), some chocolate, molasses, lots of sweet malt. Barrel aging adds lots of bourbon, some vanilla, a mild woodiness. Thick mouthfeel. Glad I got to try this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2013 On tap at crunchyís in east Lansing. I am not a huge fan of the original cherry stout. However, the BB fixes everything I donít like about the original. The bourbon and vanilla tone down the super tart cherry flavor and sweeten up the malt. Delicious.

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